Paul Pompa, Jr.’s 2yo
filly Sustained was declared Friday morning from a start in the $1 million
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf and Donkey Island Racing and partners’ 6yo
Worth Repeating came out of the $500,000 Breeders’ Cup Marathon, both races to
be run later in the afternoon at Santa Anita Park.
The defection of
Sustained from the Juvenile Fillies Turf allowed Mrs. John Magnier and Michael
Tabor’s Irish-trained Infanta Branca to draw into the race from the
also-eligible list for trainer Aidan O’Brien.
Trainer Dale Romans said
of the withdrawal of Sustained, “We probably could have gone, but we felt it to
be better safe than sorry.”
Sustained had been
bothered by a bruise to the right front foot and the Romans team thought they
had it under control, but it flared up again Friday morning resulting in the
decision to declare.
Machowsky commented about the defection of Worth Repeating, “After training
yesterday morning he wasn’t quite right. Last night I had my vet and the state
vet take a look at him and we said we’d do a double check this morning.
“He was just a little
off in his left front; not much, but it was there. This morning both vets
looked at him again and it was still there. So then it becomes a no brainer. I
can’t run him in a race like this unless he’s 100 percent. He’ll be back for